Sports Reporters We Want to See More of in 2012
As fans continue to drop their heads in defeat following Joe Buck's monotone exertions and Cris Collinsworth's nasal-sounding attempts at humor, it becomes clear that serious change is needed.
From comically colorful personalities to sexy icons patrolling the sidelines, these new reporters will undoubtedly bring their unique talents to a beleaguered sports world.
With sports enthusiasts yearning for a revolutionary change, now seems like the perfect time to explore our options.
Here are the sports reporters we want to see more of.
15. Melanie Collins
While she's now teaming up with Sean Salisbury at Total College Sports, this sexy former Big Ten reporter has always been quite the tease.
She may have cut down on the provocative photos since igniting a relationship with NHLer Scottie Upshall, but we'd still love to see this beauty everyday with one click of the remote.
14. Stephen A. Smith
While his analysis of current sensation Tim Tebow may have been a bit fumbled and disorganized, Stephen A. Smith's ability to battle Skip Bayless for prominence on ESPN's First Take is consistently clear.
Smith's enunciated adjectives, aggressive opinions and comical expressions always leave fans wanting more.
13. Jay Glazer
Seemingly always in the right place at the right time, former MMA fighter Jay Glazer displays the necessary moxie to succeed as a sports reporter.
His intriguing rumors, laid-back interviews and relaxed expressions present fans with memorable coverage.
12. Suzy Kolber
She may have garnered criticism for her tactics in an interview with running back Mark Ingram at the 2011 NFL Draft, but Suzy Kolber clearly isn't afraid to stretch her limits.
Many remember her as the recipient of Joe Namath's drunken attempts at flirtation, but it's her own verbal fumble-itis that has fans undoubtedly curious for more.
11. Michael Wilbon
Known as the co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption with his aging buddy Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon always seems to have the right thing to say.
Wilbon's consistently stellar analysis, comforting nature and elegant verbiage leave viewers with a better understanding of the issues in sports.
He just consistently tells it like it is.
10. Mirella Grisales
Any reporter willing to keep her fans this engaged deserves a worldwide shot.
As one of the many former conquests of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Mirella Grisales surely has plenty of insider information to share with her exhilarated viewers.
9. Tim Legler
His arbitrary analysis regarding the sport of basketball may not be memorable on most days, but Tim Legler's random acts of weirdness are rarely forgotten.
With more quotes like this, the former shooting guard can expect plenty of baffled, yet entertained and appreciative fans.
8. Hannah Storm
Pardon the Interruption co-host Tony Kornheiser may not have been impressed with this stellar outfit, but it's safe to say it helped numerous fans wake up feeling just a bit fresher.
With her dauntingly bright top, abstract skirt and pleasant personality, Hannah Storm continues to take the sports world by storm, leaving fans yearning for a more lackadaisical dress code.
7. Bob Costas
He may have given fans an excessively preachy rant on this presentation of Sunday Night Football, but Bob Costas' honest and intuitive commentary continues to persuade fans to more deeply explore controversial issues.
Costas' interview of former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky speaks for itself.
6. Ines Sainz
While her journalism for Azteca Deportes clearly isn't as focused on the games as it is on her own appearance, Ines Sainz always manages to excite the crowd with her vivacious prowess in front of the camera.
On the other hand, it's hard to be taken seriously with a dress code that is so limited.
The New York Jets were seemingly the victims of her self-righteous trap.
5. Marcellus Wiley
The former Pro Bowl defensive end may be revered for his 10 seasons in the NFL, but Marcellus Wiley's analysis for ESPN has earned him a new reputation.
What starts out as a routinely juvenile dancing routine turns into a complete shakedown.
Wiley never ceases to amaze the crowd and his peers.
4. Sara Carbonero
While her beauty and resemblance to Adriana Lima is quite obvious, it's this reporter's ability to keep her audience on its toes that leaves fans in awe.
She may have been blamed for distracting her goalkeeper boyfriend Iker Casillas during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but her public makeout session had fans smiling.
3. Erin Andrews
Sexy, intelligent and vivacious. This reporter has it all.
Erin Andrews may have garnered fame as a co-host of ESPN's College GameDay, but it's her iconic smile and swaggerous aura that always have fans engaged.
Her opinions are always appreciated.
2. Larry Merchant
Known as "The Greatest Television Boxing Analyst of All Time" by ESPN boxing analyst Dan Rafael, Larry Merchant continues to carve out a deep niche in the sports world.
His soft-spoken, yet bold commentary and fearless demeanor undeniably give fans heavier goosebumps than the fight itself.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is clearly his biggest fan.
1. Scoops Callahan: The 1920s Reporter Guy
While we did learn that Bill Belichick is humorless and Eli Manning oblivious, the hilarity behind this 1920s-style reporter is more significant and impossible to ignore.
He clearly makes any routine press conference a bit more engaging.